Anti-Microbial Medical Coating - RepelaCOAT
RepelaCOAT™ Anti-Microbial Coating
RepelaCOAT™ coatings are:
RepelaCOAT™ prevents growth of commonly occurring organisms such as E. Coli, staph, and candida.
RepelaCOAT™ maintains a slow release profile that minimizes toxicity to surrounding tissue.
RepelaCOAT™ coatings, since they are based on the LubriLAST™ platform, contain no organic solvents. Safer and cleaner manufacturing processes are used and any concerns about residual solvents in a device and are eliminated.
RepelaCOAT™ retains it’s physical integrity even after hundreds of cycles.
RepelaCOAT™ has demonstrated effectiveness for up to 30 days.
RepelaCOAT™ incorporates lubricious polymers that reduce patient trauma and increase ease of handling.
How does RepelaCOAT™ work?
In RepelaCOAT™, silver salts and/or antibiotics are ionically bonded to the supporting polymer. In the presence of the sodium or calcium ions characteristic of body fluids, the anti-microbial agents ion exchange with these physiological cations. Long chain hydrophilic polymers incorporated in the coating adsorb water molecules and facilitate the ion exchange. Rather than exhibiting a huge “spike” of activity that diminishes rapidly over time and that may be toxic to the surrounding tissues RepelaCOAT™ prevents bacterial adherence by it’s slow ion-exchange release of anti-microbial agents.
RepelaCOAT is an infection-resistant medical device coating with a patent pending, ion-exchange release mechanism. Unlike most anti-microbial coatings that have only a brief, initial spike of activity, RepelaCOAT can be customized to have a controlled, initial “peak release” followed by a sustained release of anti-microbial agents in the presence of blood or urine.
Anti-Microbial Profile — Silver Salt
ION EXCHANGE MECHANISM